PC gamers who are fans of exploration and puzzle games likely remember the iconic title Myst, originally released in 1993 by developer Cyan. The mysterious puzzler had gamers exploring an island and solving puzzles with atmospheric graphics that were cutting edge at the time. Those looking for a healthy dose of nostalgia or gamers that never got to experience Myst at release can now experience the puzzler on Android devices. Myst is available today on Google Play and the Amazon App store, and sequel Riven will be coming soon.
The game is called realMyst on the app store, distinguishing the title from knock off or illegitimate ports. The Android port contains all of the Ages from the original release as well as the Rime content released as an expansion.
Those worried about controlling the game on an Android device will be happy to hear of Bluetooth controller support as well as compatibility with NVIDIA Shield for large-screen play. The game has intuitive touch screen controls, however, so players hoping for an experience without peripherals will still be able to enjoy realMyst. Myst was notorious for its lack of direction and emphasis on trial and error, but this port includes quality of life features that many missed in the original release. The game features built-in guides, a save and restore feature, and a collection of hints if you happen to get stuck.
Myst remains one of the best exploration and puzzle games more than 20 years after its original release, though it hasn’t been a convenient game to play with modern equipment. This port to Android will breathe new life into the series and allow veterans and newbies alike to experience a game that served as a pioneer for the genre. RealMyst is available for $6.99 on the Google Play Store.